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Bacon Bits: 10

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No.  Not that guy.  If you still care about that guy seek professional help.  Ten is the number of days until the Redskins must trim their roster from 90 players down to the maximum of 53.  That means a lot of fringe players will be released this week and several quality ones will be released next week.  The roster is largely set, however there are a few position battles upon which an eye is worth keeping.


The first cut (is the deepest) or so I’ve heard.  The following players are unlikely to survive that unpleasantry:

Receivers: Turner, Thompson, Diggs, Stewart, Showers, Thorpe.

Offensive Line: Booth, LeRibeus, Reiter, Kasitati, Bond, Williams.

Tight Ends: Paulsen, Jensen, Carrier.

Backs: Brown, Kerridge.

Quarterbacks: Sudfield.

Defensive Line: Crawford, Lanier, Powe.



The following players are virtual locks to make the roster.  While something untoward could always happen, unless or until it does we’ll be seeing these men sporting the burgundy and gold this season:

Offense: (24)

Quarterbacks: Cousins, McCoy

Offensive Line: Williams, Lauvao, Lichtensteiger, Scherff, Moses.  Reserves: Nsekhe, Cofield, Long, Kouandjio.

Receivers: Garcon, Jackson, Crowder.  Reserves: Doctson, Grant, Ross.

Ends: Reed, Paul, Davis.

Backs: Jones, Thompson, Kelley, Marshall.

Linebackers: Jefferson, Wakefield, Fields, Ederaine, Trail, Davis.

Cornerbacks: Carrington, Harris, Cooper.

Safeties: Everett, Mattias-Smith.

Defense: (26)

Defensive Line: Baker, Golston, Reyes.  Reserves: Ioannidis, Paea, Jean-Francois, Hood.

Outside Linebackers: Kerrigan, Smith.  Reserves: Bates, Murphy.

Inside Linebackers: Foster, Compton.  Reserves: Riley, Spaight, Garvin.

Safeties: Hall, Bruton.  Reserves: Blackmon, Ihenacho, Cravens.

Cornerbacks: Norman, Breeland, Fuller.  Reserves: Dunbar, Phillips.

Teams: (3)

Specialists: Sundberg, Way, Hopkins.


Several of these predictions are predicated on the injuries to starters and key reserves at a handful of positions.  Player who may have been otherwise retained will simply become the victim of a numbers game.  If history is any indication, Scot McCloughan will opt for youth over experience in close battles.  Having said all of that, each of the players not expected to make the roster has an opportunity to change minds in the next two games, and one or two usually take said opportunity.

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First Roster Cut-Downs

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And so it begins. All 32 NFL teams scrambled today, to get their 90-man rosters down to 80 players.

The Redskins announced the following cuts: Read the rest of this entry »

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Wade, Frost Among 22 Final Cuts

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The Redskins released 22 players today to bring the roster down to the required limit of 53. Among those released are offensive lineman Todd Wade, punter Derrick Frost, and preseason standouts Marcus Mason and wide receiver Billy McMullen.

Mason and McMullen led the NFL in rushing and receiving yardage, respectively during the preseason.

Despite his release, plans to continue it’s weekly On the Line with Todd Wade articles for the upcoming 2008 season until he is signed by another team.

For all updated roster moves and to view any surprises on the roster, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on today’s cuts, please check out:

Redskins Insider Blog at

The Official Redskins Blog

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